Democracy & Human Rights

Vardanyan: Times of a single-party system are gone

(panorama.am) The parliamentary system of government opens up more opportunities for Armenia’s development and is going to be the best democratic path, the secretary of the opposition faction ARF-Dashaktsutyun (ARFD) Aghvan Vardanyan said during a briefing in the Armenian parliament today when commenting on the interview given by second Armenian President Robert Kocharyan on October…

Margarian: The ARF-D Has Always Advocated a Parliamentary System of Government

(armenianweekly.com) The Armenian Revolutionary Federation – Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) has supported and promoted a parliamentary system of government since independence, according to ARF-D Bureau representative Hrant Margarian. In an interview with Satik Seyranyan of Armenia TV’s R-Evolution program, Margarian explained that the ARF-D is supporting the proposed constitutional changes in Armenia, since it calls for a…

ARF-D, Sargsyan Discuss Constitutional Reforms

“There are still certain issues and approaches that require further discussion,” says ARF-D leader. (asbarez.com) YEREVAN—Representatives of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation – Dashnaktsutyun met Wednesday with President Serzh Sargsyan to discuss the constitutional reforms package presented last week to parliament. Sargsyan also met with Prosperous Armenia Party and Country of Law party representatives. Representing the…

Draft Amendments to Constitution Meet Around 95 Percent of ARF-D Expectations

(armenianweekly.com) YEREVAN—The Commission on Armenia’s Constitutional Reforms, which is headed by President Serge Sargsyan, released the final version of the draft amendments to the constitution on Aug. 21. The draft amendments meet 90-95 percent of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation – Dashnaktsutyun’s (ARF-D) expectations, ARF-D parliamentary faction secretary Aghvan Vardanyan told reporters on Aug. 24, when…

ARF-D-Proposed Amendments On Referendum Law Voted In National Assembly’s First Reading

(news.am) YEREVAN. – Opportunity for the agitation not only ‘in favor’ but also ‘against’ should be available at nation-wide referenda, Artsvik Minasyan, ARF-D party MP stated at the Parliament Tuesday, presenting the bill on amendments to the Law on Referendum, drawn up by the ARF-D MPs and their colleague Tevan Poghosyan from Heritage party. Currently…

ARF-D, President Sargsyan Discuss Constitutional Reforms

YEREVAN (Armenian Weekly)—Representatives of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) met with President Serge Sargsyan to discuss their proposals on constitutional reforms. Speaking to reporters in Yerevan on March 12, member of the ARF-D faction of the National Assembly of Armenia, Arstvik Minasyan, outlined the details of the discussions. “You are aware that the concept paper…

ARF-D Still In Opposition

(azatutyun.am) The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun) insisted on Monday that it remains in opposition to President Serzh Sargsyan despite supporting his plans for constitutional reform and refusing to join anti-government protests staged by three other opposition parties. Aghvan Vardanyan, a Dashnaktsutyun leader, stood by his party’s view that Armenia’s transformation into a parliamentary republic, which…

ARF-D Defends Support For Constitutional Reform

(azatutyun.am RFE/RL) The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun) defended on Friday its readiness to support a radical constitutional reform planned by the authorities and rejected by other major opposition parties. Aghvan Vardanyan, a Dashnaktsutyun leader, said Armenia’s transformation into a parliamentary republic would bode well for democratization even if it is aimed at prolonging President Serzh…

ARF-D Among Parties Consulting with RoA President

(asbarez.com) YEREVAN — A delegation of Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) leaders on Thursday met with President Serzh Sargsyan, as part of series of consultations the president held with the parties represented in the National Assembly. Heading the ARF-D delegation was its Bureau chairman Hrant Margaryan and leaders of the party’s parliamentary bloc Armen Rustamyan and…